Blind Lemon Annie (Lemon) – a darling little girl looking for a quiet home and lots of love

 

Blind Lemon Annie (any jazz fans out there?) is an excellent little girl for a peaceful home with people willing to give a little extra love and care to an affectionate dog with a special need. This small dog will thrive in a home where there is plenty of love. Lemon is a born cuddler who loves her people, she is happy to share lots of time, a bed and blanket with her trusted humans, and enjoys time together on frequent walks and car rides. Lemon is 5-6 year old female 10-pound Chichuahua/Minpin mix. Lemon had surgery to remove an injured eye and has very limited vision in the other (there are no ongoing issues, medications or special treatment as a result of surgery.) This may cause her to be nervous in hectic situations , or jump at the shadows that surprise her, so she would be happiest in a quiet home without the chaos of a large family, children and/or rambunctious pets. She is good with dogs, (but no pushover!) and she would do well with another calm dog about her age and size. Lemon needs supervision to do stairs so a one story home would be ideal.  A fenced yard is a must and Lemon must not be left outside alone unsupervised. Lemon can be vocal when left alone, so apartment living is unlikely to suit her (or the neighbors!)  Her ideal situation would be with an owner who is retired or works from home. Lemon is used to pee pads and to going outside to do her business. She is not crate-trained. Good on leash with encouragement and confident owner. Ignores neighborhood cats while on her frequent walks and loves car rides. A special little dog who would like to meet you and find her forever family. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Champ – dear cuddly sweetheart who loves his walks

Champ is 15 lbs and only about 6 years old. We just know this beautiful boy will find the right family and they will be so happy they gave him a chance. Champ is extremely friendly and cuddly with his family. It is so much fun to see him happy with his tail madly wagging. You will also smile when you see a very happy Champ run off leash – he needs his two walks/runs a day and is so light and lovely on his feet and does not go very far from you. When you give/show Champ the affection he deserves he rewards you with a look that is filled with so much love. If he wants you to acknowledge him, he will paw gently to remind you that he is there. If Champ is not sitting beside you on the couch, he will be sleeping on the back of the couch. Champ is sensitive – if you raise your voice at him, he will hang his head. Champ does not really play with other dogs, but he likes having other pets in the household. Champ can be aggressive to other dogs when walking him on a leash, so an experienced dog owner is recommended. Champ gets nervous if his foster brothers play rough. For this reason his foster Mom doesn’t take him to dog parks (these dogs are not in his pack so he will nip at them; trying to make them stop). Champ must be socialized with other dogs slowly until he realizes that this new dog is not a threat to him or others. Champ ignores cats. For his personal business, Champ does not realize he needs to ask to be let out and so he needs to be taken out on a regular basis. If you are gone longer than 4 hours, you’ll need someone to take Champ out for his business. Older respectful children would be fine but not younger. Champ is fine loose in the house. Sleeps under covers. He is good with visitors but can be shy, so best to give him a few minutes to check them out first before they try to pet him. No toy guarding. He bit a person when he thought one of his foster siblings was being threatened. Great in the car. Smart and very good with his basic commands. Would you like to meet this tall and cuddly boy? He would like to meet you. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Baby Boy – nice Chi that needs his owner with him

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Baby Boy is 9 year old and 14 pounds, a lovely Chi who is a typical Chi. If you are looking for a dog that bonds strongly and needs a strong experienced owner, he is your guy! Good with cats, good loose in the home, doesn’t like being left alone, will howl. When out in the yard, he is usually back to his human within minutes. Great on a leash. Sleeps under the covers. Will eat garbage if he can. Will be owner protective, but follow the foster parent’s program and it will be handled. No food or toy guarding, great in the car. Ideal for a family without other dogs but with another pet, such as a dog-loving cat. He loves the foster cat’s company and sniffing each other. We need him in a home where he spends little to no time alone. He would be an excellent dog to bring into an office environment. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

 

Remy – on trial adoption!! :) Young friendly smartypants

19 (17) Male Brown Chi Mix - many bite marks

Say hello to Remy! A smart, loveable, friendly boy who is going to make his forever owner very happy. He’s a Chi mix, only 4 years old and about 7 pounds. Remy’s history is hard to hear. He arrived into a local shelter very chewed up, apparently having had to fight hard for any food he was able to get. He was covered in puncture wounds both fresh and scabbed, but he has healed up nicely and he has been doing well in foster care for a little while now. He is so good with humans! His foster Mom has found him a smart and nice little guy who bonds very nicely to his person, like a typical Chi. He is a  relatively quiet little guy, increasingly outgoing & confident, sweet and affectionate. An experienced Chi owner would be preferred. We would really like to see him with someone who is home much of the day since he bonds so well, and is still a little needy clingy and unsure (no surprise with his history). He likes to follow his foster Mom closely, likes to sleep cuddled up beside her and spends as much time as he can on her lap. He doesn’t particularly like to go outside by himself but he’s getting a bit better with that. *******Remy must be in a home with NO CATS and NO SMALL DOGS, but MAY be ok with one other larger laid-back dog (no surprise with his past that he just can’t tolerate other small animals who have attacked him). He is very keen on his food and so his forever Mom or Dad should make sure he waits to be fed. So! That’s Remy’s story. In the right home, he will be just a great pet, ready to give his forever owner years of love as he receives the security and love that all pets need. Would you like to meet Remi? — Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess overt behaviour and subtler tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have tender and vulnerable dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters (that is, MANY dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Slinky – on trial adoption! :)

Slinky – so cute with his tall notched ears! Dear well-behaved and smart little Slinky came to us when he was 1 in 2010, and was adopted by a nurse on disability who loved him dearly. Due to unforeseen circumstances, he is back with us, a 10 lb handsome black and red lad, now about 8 years old. He has many, many years ahead to be a great companion! So, this is the first time he’s been away from his first home and he would very much like to find his forever owner.

Slinky has been crated for the past year or so during the day but we don’t want that to continue in his new home and there is no need – he is housetrained but needs to go pee later at night. He would likely enjoy another dog in his new home. He squeaks for a while when left with the other dogs in his current foster home when his foster Mom has to go out, but he’s just a bit (rightly) unsettled and nervous, having never been away from his first home. In the car, like many dogs he can be excited and whimper, but he’s quiet on the way back from the dog park. He loves his walks and dances around when the leash comes out.  He is easygoing, loves to cuddle and be on a lap and sleep close in bed. He is quiet outside in the fenced backyard with good recall. No bolting.

So Slinky is a cuddler and easygoing, with no aggression and he can be picked up with no problem. With other dogs he is fine, not possessive or competitive. At feeding time, he only gets his bowl when he is quiet. He is nice meeting new dogs and good with strange humans too!

Overall, he is just a perfect boy, but Slinky needs his daily exercise, two walks or runs. Going off-leash in a park or jogging with you would be ideal, or several long walks and play sessions a day. He would likely love agility classes. We aren’t sure yet about how he is off-leash, but it would be great to see him tear around daily in a dog park or safe area. A beep collar (electric collar that has the beep and vibration function) might work well if his recall is not good in a big safe area like a dog park, but his foster Mom suspects he would stay around off leash in a safe area.

Does dear little Slinky sound like a good match for you and your situation? He would like to find his forever home soon and start bonding with his new Mommy or Daddy! The first step is to fill out the application and you will be contacted. —- Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters (that is, MANY dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Phoenix – dear boy looking for loving, quiet home

Phoenix is a sweet brown-eyed gem in need of a calm environment with an understanding and experienced owner and no children in the home.  He is smart, knows his basic commands, fully housetrained, and after he knows you, cuddly and playful. Just a perfect boy with an owner who is experienced and calm and in a quiet home. He understands if you would like him to leave a room, such as the kitchen and go lie down. He loves to go for walks and once a sense of trust has been built, he is excellent on and off leash, coming when called and never straying too far from his person. He is very good with other dogs, both in the home and on walks. He is also good with people when on walks, at times a little wary, but not aggressive. He is quite timid with strangers and can bark. It is important that visitors leave him alone and let him come in his own time. Like most dogs, he barks when the doorbell rings. He is very good at sleeping in his bed, although he may also like to sleep with a trusted person. Phoenix is comfortable and well-behaved in the car. He listens well and should he move to a place you prefer he not go, a simple redirection is all that is needed.  He is very observant, understands when you are preparing to leave the house and of course, he is always hoping to leave with you, but he is able to stay comfortably at home and is excited when you return. In a family environment, it is important for all members to participate in feeding and walking Phoenix so that he doesn’t bond with just one individual.  No children can be in Phoenix’s home and if children visit, the situation must be supervised carefully or Phoenix should be allowed to go to a quiet safe place. When Phoenix is over-excited, anxious or does not understand what is going on, he reacts in fear and could try to bite. His new owner needs to be an experienced dog owner who understands how to proactively prevent these situations and deal quickly and effectively with any errant situations that arise, who will build trust with Phoenix and never let this dear boy down. Give him a quiet consistent home, and over time, he will reveal the best of himself, which is a wonderful, truly loyal and loving friend! —- Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Pinto – ADOPTED!!! :)

 

Pinto has just been adopted in time for Canada’s 150th Birthday! She is with a newly-retired active couple and jogs with her new Mom 5 to 8 km every morning – EXACTLY WHAT PINTO needs! She gets along with their other little dog and has even been ok left alone in the house for short periods, only once getting into pastries left on the dining room table. This is absolutely wonderful match. We are soooo so pleased for her. Louise, our adoption coordinator says “I want to thank everyone that spent time with her or for her, especially the families that fostered her and tried so hard …Ruth likes to say these little dogs often travel the journey they are meant to travel so they can finish in the home they are meant to have, so all of you have been meant to be part of her journey. She was meant to learn something from all of you so she could get to her final destination.”

 

Pinto (former name MooMoo) is 3 yrs. old and 13 lbs. She was found as a stray. Her foster Mom says she is extremely well-behaved, learns quickly and listens well when spoken to, and is playful and cuddly, just an excellent dog. Pinto was recently adopted, but is back because she could not get along with the cat. Her family really tried to make things work and were heartbroken at having to return her. So, no cats in the home! Pinto LOVES to play with other dogs but is a dominant female who does not like to share her owner and would do well as an only dog or with another relaxed dog who is not at all worried about sharing an owner. She does not like to be left alone, but is doing better after some crate training. She looooves people and would be a great dog for someone who has a dog-friendly workplace. Along with no cats, a home with a securely-fenced yard is a must. PINTO MUST HAVE A SECURE FENCED YARD BECAUSE SHE IS A BOLTER. She is good with kids, but YOU MUST ENSURE THAT A VISITING OR RESIDENT CHILD DOES NOT PICK HER UP AND DROP HER, OR OPEN A DOOR (because she would be gone in an instant, and then lost, hit by a car, etc. We have had several close calls with her bolting and almost being killed. This is a very serious thing). Would you like to meet little Pinto? — Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess overt behaviour and subtler tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters (that is, MANY dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

 

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED

Hello! Would you like to foster a dog in need? Our rescue cannot save dogs that have been abandoned or rescued from a shelter or puppy mill unless we have foster homes with loving folk like you to help prepare dogs for their forever homes. Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based organization made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who rescue and foster miniature pinschers that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. If you have the room in your home and your heart, (or know of someone who might) please let us know by filling out the application online and help us out by giving one of these sweeties a loving temporary place to stay on their journey to their forever home. You can find out more about a dog that might fit your family and lifestyle by calling or writing to Louise at loulouonline@rogers.com or filling in the volunteer application.